Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Cooper, Jr., [c. 7] April 1778

From William Cooper, Jr.1

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Burdeux April [c. 7]2 1778.


Inclosed I send you Letters that I brought in the Boston Frigate, which through Mistake I did not send by Capt. Palmes when he set out for Paris. The Letter to Joseph Hixon Esqr. is one that my Revd. Uncle wishes to be sent if possible likewise the one to Mr. Evans.3 The Letter from the Honble. John Hancock Esqr. recommending me to your Notice I send unseald. I am Sir with the Greatest Respect Your Obedient Humble Servant

Wm Cooper junr

To the Honble: Doctr. Franklin

Addressed: To / The Honble: Doctr. Franklin / Paris.

Notation: W. Cooper Junr. April 1778.

1See above, XXV, 661–2.

2When Bondfield wrote that he had seen the letter from Hancock that Cooper is enclosing with this note.

3Evans we cannot identify; Hixon was Samuel Cooper’s son-in-law: above, XXIII, 529 n.

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